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To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Trattoria del Carmine

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Ducezio, 1
Noto, SR
Located in Noto - about 20 miles from Syracusa - Trattoria del Carmine serves delicious Sicilian food; ricotta ravioli served in a pork sauce, homemade pasta, and rabbit in the "stimpirata" style are just a couple of recommended dishes, not to mention their fish-of-the-day. Four stars and a decent price for fresh seafood, we don't imagine you'll regret it.

Fly Bar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
762 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
How do you feel about Sangria and bars that are also restaurants? This is a place to check out if you're into either of those things. The fare's tasty and definitely cleaner than your typical 'bar food.' Just think "baked brie," and you'll be on the right track. They've also got some tasty classics like nachos. Young professionals occasionally offend, so be warned.

Viva Pizza

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1783.9 KM AWAY
318 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA
From pasta to pizza, this place has some damn good Italian eats. On top of that, the multi-colored leaves hanging from the ceiling and the gold-toned murals on the walls make a noble attempt at re-creating a delightful autumn vista of Italy. You'd almost forget you were in San Francisco!

SPQR

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1783.9 KM AWAY
1911 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
SPQR is an elegant restaurant with Italian flair. The name's an acronym for “The People & Senate of Rome.” The small ristorante - with marble-top bar and table-for-two booth seating - offers full service Italian dining and wines. Try the chanterelle and sunchokes with pancetta for a starter, then a house-made pasta, a meat dish like lamb shoulder, and then a light olive oil gelato for dessert. No reservations, so the wait can be long, but it's worth it.

Punjabi by Nature

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1783.9 KM AWAY
P-19, Sector 18, Noida
Noida, UP
A classic and reliable choice for a night out with family or friends. The environment is finely tuned with a wide range of food.

Ed's Lobster Bar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
222 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
Bisque, burger, ravioli, roll and galette - everything sounds better when you preface it with 'lobster.' Saddle up to the bar on Hump Day for some lobster meatballs and a Spiked Palmer. It'll make the mid-week agony infinitely more tolerable. Hell, you might have to just go home and take a nap afterward.

Comstock Saloon

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1783.9 KM AWAY
155 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Hey partner, sidle up to the old mahogany bar in San Francisco’s historic Comstock Saloon and swizzle down a Manhattan or a Hop Toad Cocktail. This saloon pays tribute to the Barbary Coast and was named after the famous Comstock lode. Renowned bartenders offer patrons classic cocktails and turn-of-the-century saloon fare. Enjoy potato fritters with lemon mayonnaise, potted pork and warm bread, or a larger plate of grilled quail. Open Tuesday – Sunday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Stand

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1783.9 KM AWAY
24 E 12th St
New York, NY
Decent burgers, great hand cut fries and three dollar pints at happy hour: the American Dream stripped-down to its bare essentials. The interior is modern yet comfy, the only drag are the shitty restrooms (pun intended). Gay friendly. Hosts are snots but the wait staff does their job.

Crocodile Lounge

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1783.9 KM AWAY
325 E 14th Street
New York, NY
This may not be the greatest bar in the city, but definitely worth a visit if you're a bit peckish, too. If you happen to be out & about and your stomach starts screeching at you, this place'll save your night. A free small pizza with every beer, you can murder your thirst, get a little drunk, and quell the appetite, and all at the exact same time.

Chowringhee Lane

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1783.9 KM AWAY
71, Satya Niketan
New Delhi,
This place serves one of the best Kathi Rolls in the city. Kathi rolls are flat bread (parathas) rolled with stuffings like mutton, chicken or paneer (cottage cheese) with spicy sauce; with or without egg. The price is reasonable and this tasty snack can pretty much serve as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Relais Santa Anastasia, Contrada Santa Anastasia (PA)

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Contrada Santa Anastasia, Castelbuono
Castelbuono, PA
Originally an 11th Century Benedictine monastery, the Relais Santa Anastasia was restored and reopened as an agriturismo in 2002. It's a picturesque place, leaving one dazed by the elegance of good taste & insane attention to detail. You'll unexpectedly find yourself immersed in a delicate harmony of quiet & refined simplicity. Surrounded by a hill-covered vineyard, the rooms are decorated in a classic Italian style; there's a nice pool to enjoy, wine-tasting events, and an historic restaurant, too. Basically, it provides all of the excuses you need to NOT hit the town and check out the sites, so you might want to guard against your own laziness.

The International Diner

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1783.9 KM AWAY
M Block Market, Greater Kailash Part 1
Delhi, NEW DELHI
This is the perfect place for appetizers. While the food is good, the Indian and Chinese starters far outweigh any main course. It's a fairly quaint place but serves consistently decent fair and a moderate price.

Winnie's Bar and Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
104 Bayard Street
New York, NY
A hole-in-the-wall Karaoke bar in Chinatown - ye gods, man. Is it possible that Winnie's Bar is stuck in a pre-1995 era? You bet your sweet ass! You can't really complain because the prices are stuck in the past, too. Besides, you know, deep down in your heart, that you've always wanted to meet bonafide Chinese mafia. Right?

Tompkins Square Park

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1783.9 KM AWAY
500 East 9th Street
New York, NY
No trip to the East Village is complete without a visit to Tompkins Square Park - where so much of the city's historical dissent (and drug use) has taken place. Although it lost much of its character after being refurbished and reopened in '93, it's still an excellent place for people watching or catching an open air chess game. Check out the adjoining Farmer's Market on the weekend for fresh cheese, apples, yummy fresh-baked cookies and all sorts of natural delights.

China Trade Center Art Gallery

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1783.9 KM AWAY
838 Grant. Ave.
San Fracnisco, CA
China Trade Center features artwork from a variety of Asian artists, for both viewing and purchase. Get great deals on art supplies, too. The giant Chinese Dragon dangling through the stairwell can’t be missed - it's so realistic, you’d almost think it was alive.

Ferry Rides

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA

Gurgaon Central Mall

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Gurgaon Mehrauli Road, Next to IFFCO crossing
Gurgaon,
This mall is special because the stories are all kinda intermingled with each other. You can find top brands here, but they are all without doors or windows, an open space where you can easily browse and buy as you go. The only thing missing here is a movie theater, but the decent mall food almost makes up for it.

CC Riders

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1783.9 KM AWAY
835 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
And now, 'instant hipster,' just like Top Ramen! This clothing place is actually really cool. It's tiny and features a 'new' and 'used' selection of shoes, accessories, and random lovely little bits of urban youth ephemera. No attitude from the staff, either, who are surprisingly helpful and relaxed. Prices are usually only beaten by the internet, don't miss it.

Stag's Head

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Michele Rapisardi
Catania, CT
You may be in Sicily, but that doesn't mean you can't drink like an Irishman. The Stag's head is an Irish-themed pub in Catania, stocked with enough Guinness, Jameson's, and Bailey's to render a small army numb and worthless. Constantly full, expect to meet some locals and fellow travelers, joyful and buoyant with liquor.

The Filmhouse

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1783.9 KM AWAY
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh,
Home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where all the grungy hipster film-maker-types emerge from their caverns and dust-off the bong smoke. If you dig indie, art-house, or foreign films, then this is the place for you, chico. Regular guests talk about their work in the film industry, a café & bar stays open late to serve beer and light meals, and a shop with a top selection of hard-to-find films. Tickets are £2.20-£5.50

Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via Roma, 398
Palermo, PA
The Grand Hotel et Des Palmes - constructed in the commercial center of Palermo - is a few quick steps from the historical part of town and close to all the major attractions of the city. It's housed in a beautiful 19th century building, boasting modern comfort of the highest standards, designed to ensure a pleasurable stay. The hotel's also within easy walking distance of the famous Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, the magnificent Capella Palatina, and Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest theater. If you've got the duckets, this is the place to spend 'em. Enjoy your stay.

A One Handigrafts & Bag Shop

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1783.9 KM AWAY
1584, Main Bazaar, Paharganj
Delhi, NEW DELHI
They sell really rad bags here. If you are shopping for something on the fancy side, this place isn't for you. Their wares are more of the traditional hand-made hippie kinda variety.